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Abode Village View – Week of October 27

Abode Village View – Week of October 27

Ya Fattah, Cherishmarie!

At Wednesday lunch we held a surprise going away party for Guest Services Manager, Cherishmarie. We fêted her with kind words and coffee cake. For her dedication to the Abode, she has been presented with a lifelong pass to stay and eat at the Abode– she won’t even have to make up the bed herself! Cherishmarie has been a vital part of the Abode team since 2016. She has ensured the comfort of each and every person who has visited us. An invaluable part of the Abode and our community, Cherishmarie will be missed immeasurably, although we are so excited for her future journey and to be able to spend more time with her daughters and granddaughter.

Thank you for all you’ve done for us and those who have crossed our threshold.

Cherishmarie’s last working day will be November 1, although she has promised to return and visit.

Langar Lunch at the Abode

Wednesday lunches at the Abode will be a Langar Lunch – free and open to all.

Langar is the provision of free food…in a religious context. Its origin is from Sufism because serving of food to the needy has been a rich tradition among Sufis, especially of the Chishti Order…. Langar, the practice and institution, was first started by Baba Farid… of the Chishti Sufi order. The institution of the langar was already popular in the 12th and 13th century among Sufis of the Indian subcontinent. The practice grew and is documented in the Jawahir al-Faridi compiled in 1623 CE. It was later, both the institution and term, adopted by Sikhs. [x]

Wednesday lunches will be a service oriented gathering and community discussion and a chance for all to share what’s happening on about the campus and beyond.

Let’s kick this off on Wednesday October 30rd, with a discussion about winter, food and rehab projects!

So we have an accurate count, please RSVP to the Abode Front Desk by Tuesday at noon:

frontdesk@theabode.org or 518-794-8095.

Upcoming This Week

Langar is the provision of free food…in a religious context. Its origin is from Sufism because serving of food to the needy has been a rich tradition among Sufis, especially of the Chishti Order…. Langar, the practice and institution, was first started by Baba Farid… of the Chishti Sufi order. The institution of the langar was already popular in the 12th and 13th century among Sufis of the Indian subcontinent. The practice grew and is documented in the Jawahir al-Faridi compiled in 1623 CE. It was later, both the institution and term, adopted by Sikhs. [x]

“Forgiveness is a stream of love, which washes away all impurities wherever it flows. By keeping this spring of love, which is in the heart of man, running, man is able to forgive, however great the fault of his fellow man may seem. One who cannot forgive closes his heart. The sign of spirituality is that there is nothing you cannot forgive, there is no fault you cannot forget.” ~HIK

Our theme for the Universal Worship on Sunday, November 3rd, will be “Forgiveness.” One of the ways Sufis ask forgiveness is “Estafirallah” It is generally translated as, “I ask forgiveness from Allah” but another way of looking at is, “forgive me for forgetting you” but in that moment of asking, “there is remembrance and thus reconnection has been made and it is already forgiven.” Come explore forgiveness as reconnection—with God, with others and with ourselves.

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